My sweet hubby is in Juarez, Mexico right now building with Chapin United Methodist Church for a family of 5, Antonio, Gregoria, and their three children. Gregoria intends to use this home to take care of her father Pedro who is 105 years old! So incredible. For the past 3 days, I have been praying that my hubby is a huge blessing to this family as he learns the ins and outs of building with this organization. As they celebrate the life of Gregoria’s 105 year old father, I pray that their hearts are open to the One who gives eternal life.
I so badly wish I could be there with him. Being here at home by myself is not fun. I’ve been staying busy making ceremony programs and bookmarks for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary vow renewal ceremony that is in a couple weeks. And I’ve been cleaning the apartment. I want it to look nice when Seth gets back home. This week has been interesting. This is the longest Seth and I have been apart since we got married. I know it isn’t as bad as military life and now I have a new respect for military families who have to watch their loved ones leave, knowing that they will be gone for months or even years. It’s only been 3 days for me and I miss my husband so much. I can’t imagine how military wives feel. Man.
On a better note, so far this week I have been learning in my quite times with The Lord that He is greater than my loneliness. My strength comes from the never-forsaking presence of God. I love Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Such an encouraging statement. My God will NEVER leave me or forsake me. I have no reason to be lonely because He is here with me. I have also been reminded that through my loneliness, Satan will try to tempt me. I haven’t and will never grow out of temptation, but THANK YOU JESUS those temptations can not overtake me. God won’t allow them to. (1 Corinthians 10:13) My God is faithful. He is my escape. That just gets me so excited.
I can’t wait until Seth gets home with stories and pictures from the build this week. He will post those on here when he gets back.
I encourage each of you, that if you aren’t in The Word daily, drawing nearer to God, please do so. The Lord wants to draw near to you, but He won’t if you don’t draw near to Him first. (James 4:8) I have needed to be back in The Word for a while now and it is so refreshing. I promise. AND come build with us. Come help us show families God’s love. If you are interested in building with us, click the picture below for more information!